Saturday, January 19, 2008
Dried Oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia.
It's the official state wildflower of Alabama. I'm not sure why we have official state plants, animals, and so forth. I'm almost positive that we don't really need an official state barbeque championship, or an official state horseshoe tournament.
Our state quilt is kind of pretty, though.
I had planned to be showing you scenes of our snow men, beautiful flakes falling, etc. We'd been practically promised 1 - 4 inches by daybreak. But we got skunked. Again.
(That's 2.5 - 10 cm of snow. That we didn't get.)